Barbara Hulanicki opened her first Biba shop in an old chemist’s store on Abingdon Road, London in 1964. By 1971 the Biba boutique label had grown into a huge store stocking a wide range of stunning clothes. This little treasure of a halter-top dates from 1973/4 and it dons the tell tale printed satin label used when there was a move to ‘Big Biba’. This is a beautifully unique piece using a monochrome cotton fabric, in a bold black on ivory diagonal stripe. The neckline is a sassy halter-neck with ruched bust and a deep scoop back, wonderfully finished off with a flippy and flirty peplum detailing.